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Gone Fly-Fishin’

By Jeff Berti
When it comes to fishing, a cane pole with a line and a hook attached is probably as simple as it gets. A fly rod, at the other end of the spectrum, is the most complex, at least in my opinion.
For the fishing enthusiast, fly-fishing provides an activity that challenges their knowledge of equipment, local bugs, seasonal cycles, water conditions, fish species and, above all, their

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Williams Receives National Scholarship

R-T Photo/Wendell Lenhart Trenton Blue Jay Hadley Williams is presented a plaque on Wednesday night at Burleigh Grimes Field in Trenton for receiveing state and national scholarships from the American Legion. Williams was one of just nine national scholarship winners and the first national scholarship recipient ever from the state of Missouri. Williams is pictured shaking hands with American Legion Post 31 Commander Jack Griffin. Also pictured are Hadley’s parents, Shelly, left, and Doug, between Hadley and Griffin.

R-T Photo/Wendell Lenhart
Trenton Blue Jay Hadley Williams is presented a plaque on Wednesday night at Burleigh Grimes Field in Trenton for receiveing state and national scholarships from the American Legion. Williams was one of just nine national scholarship winners and the first national scholarship recipient ever from the state of Missouri. Williams is pictured shaking hands with American Legion Post 31 Commander Jack Griffin. Also pictured are Hadley’s parents,

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Machine Pitch Teams In Tournament

Bode Austin

Bode Austin

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Bode Austin of Trenton American Family Insurance puts the bat on the ball during the Harrison County League Machine Pitch Tournament on Wednesday night in Gilman City. American Family Insurance dropped its match-up with Pattonsburg, falling 9-8 in extra innings. The Trenton squad will be back in Gilman City tonight, playing at 7 p.m. in the double-elimination tournament.

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Adult Doubles Tennis Tournament

The second annual Adult Doubles Tennis Tournament will be held on July 8-9 at the Trenton High School tennis courts. The tournament will again consist of three divisions: men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles.
Men’s and women’s doubles bracket play will begin on Friday, July 8, at 5 p.m. and the mixed doubles bracket begins on Saturday, July 9, at 10 a.m. Participants are eligible to play in more

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RCC Men’s League Results

The Riverside Country Club Men’s League returned to action Wednesday night with Derek Miller, Steve Perry, Lewis Hendren and Chad Boyd all posting scores of 37 to tie for top honors on the night. Cliff Roeder was one stroke behind, carding a 38.
Perry, Hendren and Boyd all finished at 31 after handicaps were figured in and Kary Klinginsmith and Larry Bunnell sat at 32 after their handicaps were subtracted

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Trap League Results

The Trenton Spring Trap League was back in action last Thursday at the trap/skeet range in north Trenton.
Eric Giles was the top shooter on the night, hitting 45-of-50 total targets. Dave Gann hit all 25 targets to pace the field from the 16-yard line while Dan Hein hit 22-of-25 targets for the high score from the handicap line.
The team standings show Farmers Bank in first place with 1,491

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Summer Ball Winding Down

6-22 T-BallR-T 6-22 Jesse FarmerPhotos/Seth Herrold
Summer ball seasons in Trenton are on the downhill side as teams around the area are wrapping up their 2016 campaigns. Above, Lily Hall of Premier Eyecare Associates puts a ball in play during her team’s T-Ball match-up with Loud and Clear Communications at Ray Van Meter Park on Friday night. Across town at Burleigh Grimes Field, Jesse Farmer, left, was firing pitches for Trenton’s senior league

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Trenton Blue Jays Second In Sedalia

The Trenton Blue Jays AAA American Legion baseball team was in tournament action again last weekend, finishing second at Sedalia. The Blue Jays opened the tournament with a 4-0 win over Springfield Hillcrest and followed that up with a 4-3 win over Fulton and a 4-0 win over Warrensburg. In the championship game, however, the Blue Jays fell 8-6 to Quincy, finishing second with a 3-1 record.
Trae Brownell fired

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Mark Clark Wins Horseshoe Tournament

The Gooseberry Festival Horseshoe Tournament was held Saturday in Trenton with eight participants competing in a double-elimination bracket.
Winning the tournament was Mark Clark, who bested the field on his way to first place. EJ Barnes was the runner-up for the tournament and Jesse Fletchall rounded out the top three.

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